The Cocktail Pianist
a new play written and performed by
followed by a two-course dinner with informal jazz
Friday 29 December 7pm
Tickets: £10 for play only (ends by 8pm)
£30 for play plus dinner with jazz
Cocktails will be available from 6.30pm
Acclaimed musician Mike Hatchard performs his own one-man play in the guise of Bernard Halfpen – a man who might have been a great concert pianist if only…
The Cocktail Pianist premiered at the Brighton Festival 2017 to rave reviews. A play by a virtuoso pianist about a pianist for whom things have gone a little wrong, this play and concert combined is musically compelling, often amusing but always tender. The short play will be followed by a two-course dinner with a real concert by Mike Hatchard played informally during dessert.
Mike Hatchard has had an extraordinarily diverse career as a musician. He began as the pianist for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and subsequently toured America as Cleo Laine’s accompanist as a member of the John Dankworth Quintet and became Matt Monro’s youngest ever musical director.
He has also worked with David Essex, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Julia Migenes Johnson, Liane Carroll, Alan Barnes, George Martin and Tina May.
Phone 01308 459511 to book your table now.